So here's the deal: I just watched this video yesterday. And it's kind of cute, but also highly intriguing. Plus there's lots of poo references. And who doesn't love a good poo reference? Ordinarily I'd post a video on Friday because again, everyone loves alliteration, but tomorrow we have a pretty spectacular lady guest posting. So, I'm posting it today.
The Hidden Cost of Hamburgers is an animated short from the Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR) that takes a 7 minute look at the connected problems of mass scale beef production in the states. While I live in Canada, we are not that far behind or different from Americans in this sense - and to be honest, if we keep on the same track we've been going, neither is the rest of the world.
Food ways and production processes have run amok over the past 70 years. Of course, things are changing. For those of us who are trying to eat less meat - or even eat consciously - we may already be aware of these issues. Those who maybe haven't gotten on the less-meat-bandwagon (note I didn't say meat-less-bandwagon), hop on my friends. Or at least, watch the video - it's only 7 minutes. Most of us take longer to poo than that.
Alright, I'll stop with the poo comments. How old am I anyway? My only issue with this video is that while it touches on the environmental affects of the hamburger, it doesn't talk at all about the treatment of the animals in big ag or how the workers are horribly abused along the production line. But I guess you can't hit everything in 7 minutes. Enjoy - let me know what you think!
What do you think? Were you aware of how costly meat production is? Could you stand one day of no-meat per week? What did you like about the video? What was missing?